Adeline Ashman passed away peacefully with her family by her side on December 17, 2015 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Appleton. Addie was born on March 6, 1924 in Allenton, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Rose (Ritger) Johann. After graduating from West Bend High School, Addie obtained a Business degree from Marquette University. In 1945 she married Robert Ashman, also from West Bend.
For the next 39 years Addie and Bob owned and operated the Ashman Greenhouses on the corner of 9th and Hickory Street. Addie and Bob were completely devoted to each other for the 70 years they were married. They maintained a huge garden in their back yard and had fresh vegetables all summer long. They loved to travel, dance and play bridge. When the children still lived at home they all enjoyed heading out to Big Cedar Lake to spend the day on their sailboat.
Addie is survived by her loving husband Bob; her children – Nicolas (Karen) Ashman, Nancy Ashman and Rosemary (Robert) Kreider; grandsons – Scott Kreider and Jonathan (Libby) Kreider; and great-grandson Eli Kreider.
Addie was preceded in death by her parents and her two brothers – Willard Johann and Orlando Johann.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 11:00AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church (138 N. 8th Ave., West Bend) with Father Jerry Repenshek presiding. Visitation will be from 10:00AM until 10:45AM. Interment to follow at Washington County Memorial Park.
Addie’s family would like to thank the staff at Brookdale Assisted Living and the Heartland Hospice staff for the compassionate care they provided to Addie and the support they provided her family. A memorial fund is being established, which will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.